Dr. Samuel W. Malone leads the quantitative research team within the CreditEdge™ research group at Moody's Analytics. In this role, he develops novel risk and forecasting solutions for financial institutions while providing thought leadership on related trends in global financial markets. He is author of the book Macrofinancial Risk Analysis, published in the Wiley Finance series with foreword by Nobel Laureate Robert Merton, as well as the author of more than 20 peer-eviewed articles in academic journals. He holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from Duke University, where he studied as an A.B. Duke scholar and graduated with summa cum laude Latin honors, and masters and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar. Before joining Moody's, Sam was a tenured finance professor at the University of the Andes School of Management in Colombia. During his career, he has taught at and consulted for top institutions in Europe and the Americas, including Oxford, the University of Navarra, the European Commission, the Central Banks of Venezuela and Peru, and several large North American financial institutions. His articles have been published in outlets such as World Development, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Financial Econometrics, the International Journal of Forecasting, the Annual Review of Financial Economics, the Journal of Investment Management, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Institutional Investor, and GARP Risk Intelligence.